NDC leader Chishimba Kambwili has pleaded not guilty to contempt allegations leveled against him by Chilufya Tayali.
In this matter Tayali, who is EPP leader, alleged that Kambwili tampered with evidence in a case in which the latter is facing three counts of forgery, uttering false documents and giving false information to a public officer.
Tayali alleged that Kambwili tampered with substantive evidence which was the subject to proceedings before magistrate David Simusamba.
“That on the 6th day of March, 2018, the day the matter commenced in court, the accused tempered with substantive evidence which was the subject of proceedings before honourable magistrate David Simusamba,” stated Tayali.
When the matter came up before magistrate Nsunge Chanda, Thursday, Kambwili pleaded not guilty to the charge of contempt.
Meanwhile, the state has taken over the prosecution of Kambwili pursuant to Article 180 (3) (b) of the Constitution and section 8(b) of the National Prosecutions Act number 34.
Deputy chief state advocate Margaret Chitundu made the application which magistrate Chanda granted.
Magistrate Chanda adjourned the case to June 28 and July 12 for commencement of trial.